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Re: “The Big Spank!

Thank you for all the research you did preparing for this article Mari. I'm MrBB the writer of the above mentioned A Domestic Discipline Society (ADDS) site. Ms. Haerreras contacted me a few months ago through email and has been trying diligently to understand the widely varied DD lifestyle dynamic and how it fits into the entire lifestyle community. Since DD is a very individual journey and open to interpretation, it is not an easy endeavor for even the most experienced of us to explain definitively. Ms. Herreras efforts are very appreciated and applauded.

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Posted by MrBB on 02/13/2013 at 8:11 PM

Re: “The Big Spank!

I don't understand why you didn't talk to the guy from the "adds" domestic discipline website. I looked at it and he looks like he has a lot of experience and the lady you talked to doesn't

I also agree with Thomas, the last two links don't look like they have anything to do with the subject in this article

I think that as long as what people do is consensual in their private life like what dd looks like from the website, no one should judge if a woman chooses to want their husband to lead their home. And how they do it is up to them.

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Posted by Marrianne on 02/13/2013 at 10:06 PM

Re: “The Big Spank!

Domestic Discipline IS the lifestyle I live. Its not for everyone, but it helped my marriage and opened up communication and closeness. I think the author did a really good job with a very hard subject to cover!

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Posted by MA on 02/16/2013 at 10:05 AM

Re: “The Big Spank!

I have many years of experience in a DD relationship. I love the A Domestic Discipline Society (ADDS) site and all of the ADDS discussion groups going way back many years. MrBB is the most experienced and knowledgeable person sharing and educating on the subject of DD online or off. It's easy to see the experience when reading his detailed and indepth articles, and by using the tools he has pioneered in the area of beginning and sustaining a DD relationship. MrBB has not only been a pioneer, but has always been a vocal advocate of FREE DD Education, News, Information & Resources.

ADDS also has The DD Community Chat Room connected to the site too, and the people there are wonderful, helpful and supportive. And MrBB makes himself available to everyone there on a persoanl level. He shares his thoughts and ideas about DD through his years of experience without ever asking for anything in return. It's amazing.
It does'nt matter if you are just researching DD or what level of experience you have, ADDS is a great place to vist for anything in the world of DD.

If it's "DD", it's here

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Posted by T. W. Howard Phd on 08/16/2013 at 3:28 AM

Re: “Trashing Arizona

I am really upset about the trashing of our desert, mainly by illegals, but also by solution for most of this problem is to walk (since that's the way they arrived) the illegals back to Mexico. And while they're walking back, give them a trash bag and have them clean our desert...

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Posted by the old man on 04/02/2009 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Hell Yes! The 2016 Tucson Weekly Endorsements

Re: Francis Saitta,
"The younger generation" has had no problem getting marijuana on the street for a couple of generations now. The destigmatization of the drug that will come with decriminalization will have the effect of removing some of the allure with time, and it will absolutely remove a lot of the risk associated with buying illegal drugs.
I'm not sure why the current potency of the drug is used as an argument against decriminalization; there is still no danger of overdose death or injury, or physical dependence.

Relative to alcohol and opiod painkillers, marijuana is very safe.

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Posted by T.k. Morgan on 10/20/2016 at 8:49 AM

Re: “The Big Spank!

Lets bring in REALITY ...

I worked in the airline industry for may years and traveled around the country going to different airports all over the nation (and three times abroad). Each time I would arrive at a new city, I had to have an extensive background check already done going back 10 to 20 years each time. If someone has ever been accused (not even convicted) of even a misdemeanor, they do not pass and they are not allowed access onto the airfield. I had nothing in my past on any occasion and passed ever single time.

I then went on to work in the Healthcare Industry. Just to get into the program at school I had to go through several background checks. The first of which was with the legal area here in the state, the Department of Public Safety. It is so extensive it takes several months to complete and they go through every part of your life with a fine tooth comb... and of course I passed. Then after school I had to go through many background checks. I passed every single one every single time.

I have never even been accused of anything felonious in any way shape or form in my entire life. How idiotic does the poster from above think everyone reading here is.... a "convicted felon" would be in prison for something like 20 or 25 years right? lol
Since starting A Domestic Discipline Society in 2005, I have always maintained that DD info should be open minded, non-judgmental and always FREE of charge. Because of that, I have rubbed a few people the wrong way who are now trying to cash in on the growing awareness and popularity of the DD lifestyle.
This isn't the first time I have been falsely attacked, although the heinous accusations make me feel sorry for the poster and the anger they are capable of over online DD stuff. I hope they find something more meaningful in their life and I hope everyone will keep them in their prayers or positive thoughts.

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Posted by MrBB on 10/04/2014 at 12:56 AM

Re: “Not Going Anywhere

Wrong, Again:

Keep it up at this pace and your black heart will explode by the end of the week.

Being nice is obviously a real chore for you.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 01/12/2017 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Hell Yes! The 2016 Tucson Weekly Endorsements

Very proud to have the endorsement of the Tucson Weekly. I have worked hard to remove partisanship from this election and reach out to ALL people of Pima County. Let's work together to move our County and our Sheriffs Department forward.

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Posted by markdnapier on 10/20/2016 at 5:23 AM

Re: “Body Revolution

I don't think every woman needs to be a size zero but there are limits to "accepting" your body. What I mean is we shouldn't give ourselves excuses to be overweight and out of shape. Being unhealthy shouldn't be accepted.
I understand women and men may have issues losing weight or maintaining weight. That's okay, we are not all built the same. I am just saying for anyone who doesn't exercise and eat right and is obese or overweight saying I'm fine with my lifestyle is not right.
I had cancer and dropped down in weight to 112lbs, which is very thin for me. After remission, I gained back the weight and now am 190lbs. I am only 5'5 btw so I am definitely overweight. I eat poorly and don't exercise. I do not accept the way I look and struggle everyday to lose weight. One day I will get back to a healthy weight but I refuse to say "I live how I look due to my bad lifestyle choices."

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Posted by meatballs81 on 03/19/2014 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

So nice to see #LyingAlly 's flying monkey boy pop up.
Delusional as ever, but good job repeating your Mistress' mantra!

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Posted by She'sGottaGo on 09/20/2018 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

I think we need to add something to the road repair packages and contracts that the City and County issue. Rather than go with the lowest cost contractor, give a certain percentage of the total bid package to those contractors that will Guarantee the road surface for a 12 to 15 year period. Currently, Contracts give credit to Minority Owned Businesses, Women Owned Businesses, Certified Small Businesses, now may be the time to add Businesses that guarantee their work. Then we don't get work like the repaving of Miracle Mile and Oracle that has already deteriorated to where it needs a complete redo.

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Posted by Charles Smith on 09/20/2018 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Trashing Arizona

Only those who live in cities and never hike into or live near the beautiful borderlands would say that a report on the tons of garbage and human waste that we encounter and try to clean up has ANYTHING to do with racism. I personally don't ask the race of the trashers of our ranch and am willing to spread the blame anywhere it belongs! Only city dwellers who have managed to ignore the graffiti which now destroys much of the old Tucson in which many of us grew up can possibly ignore the reality of the ugliness and environmental devastation and claim that Leo Banks' story is simply racism disguised as concern. Pull your head out! Denying that such problems exists is simply stupidity!
Dena Kay
Jarillas Ranch, on the border!!!!!

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Posted by dena kay on 04/03/2009 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Trashing Arizona

I read the moronic comments made above by erinhansbrough, susanlantz and elbesco. Having spent at least one day per week for three years documenting the border illegal activities I can attest to every fact stated in the article. I spend considerable time explaining the problem to civic groups, radio shows and to political entities. I'm sought out because I've never been proven wrong on the subject and I charge nothing for the service. Racist, says erinhansbrough....Which race? Nearly 4% are not Mexicans who cross. It's easy to cry Racist when one has no other argument to give. Susanlantz doubts the rape trees and calls them urban legends. I've seen and documented them. 46% of all women returned to Mexico and interviewed by the "Samaritan" organization admit to being raped. Several weeks ago two sisters 18 & 14 stumbled out onto Hwy. 19, both having been raped repeated by their guide for three days. Elbesco seems to not be worried about diseases or the harmful trash. I'd suggest he (and the rest of the doubters) google "Dr. Madeleine Cosman and read her report called "Hospital to the world welcomes illegal aliens". She was, before she died, the world's prominent authority on the spread of communicable diseases and how they come to our country. She was also a primary contributor to the Center for Disease Control. You deniers and doubters might consider getting your head out of the sand and spending some time walking in the desert sand we speak of. I could find NOTHING in this article that isn't factual.....and I know the facts because I spend time searching for the truth !!

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Posted by TheSearcher on 04/03/2009 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

Recent road improvements this Summer has been nothing short of amazing. In a few weeks time, Swan, Craycroft, Sunrise and parts of hacienda del Sol ands Pontatoc have all been resealed/ paved. This process costs less than new paving but works well and its quick and efficient. I am impressed. I don't know if they are done or more to come. But it was done in the Summer with minimal disruption to traffic considering the extent of the repairs. So I vote to give them the money to continue.

Also, the last part of this article talks about $430 billion in repairs. Shouldn't that be $430 million?

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Posted by rogerxcohn on 09/20/2018 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Is Tucson Getting Better or Worse?

---In before Mark Beef! I no longer live in Tucson, but it will always be home to me. This rant will come off somehow crotchety- but I intend it with chiding love, mostly. ---

Please don't be so quick to back pedal, everybody. I'm pretty sure that, although the history may be a mix of a cute joke, an homage to Austin's old motto, and/or a bit of old 4th ave. underpass graffiti, plenty of us really actually mean exactly what it sounds like. It does not mean (necessarily) "fuck everything new", but "Keep Tucson Shitty" is something that Tucsonans latch on to because the best parts of this city, past and present, are the things that aren't polished, clean, or perfect.

I remember when I was a young lady of 16 and working at the Rialto after it had recently reopened (1997). My then bosses Paul and Jeb would attend the Rio Nuevo meetings and fill my head with all sorts of silly stories. Snake Bridge? Close the old Greyhound station? New underpass? Aviation extension? It all seemed impossible, and I guess some of it was (new arena in the shape of a desert tortoise, anyone?). But some of that nonsense turned out to be good, bungling and gross mismanagement of funds aside. I don't think anyone misses the old crumbling tiny Broadway underpass, the Greyhound, PLEASURE WORLD? (Naw, I'm sure plenty of people miss that place.)

But some really good common sense, and cheap things that made Tucson a really notable and special place were de-funded, mothballed, or strangled in the name of cleanliness and progress. Businesses that had gotten by for years closed through the YEARS of ongoing downtown construction, and as those businesses were pushed out sweetheart deals were made for popular developers. The city gave money and tax breaks to those who already had plenty, and starved our local Tucson artists and small business owners out of their shops and homes.

As a dumb kid making bad decisions, kicking around the avenue in the 90's I watched the city make all ages shows illegal, forcing the hand of Steve Eye to close the DPC, watched them bus the homeless out of Tucson in time for the snowbirds arrival (free one way greyhound tickets to anywhere in the continental US), make newspaper hawking illegal in an effort to keep people from panhandling on the roadside, and remove all of the benches off of fourth ave. to keep kids from loitering and spare changing. I watched private security- first the "Purple People" (DABA), then the A-Team- hired for the 4th avenue street fair, and finally the "Yellow Shirts" (FAMA) beat the shit out of under age street kids, the homeless, and gutterpunks fairly regularly. These guys would photograph and stalk anyone with impunity, and apparently had the authority to dole out punishment as they saw fit. (I never saw police intervene in either direction) I recall back then the common complaint amongst downtown and fourth avenue businesses alike was (maybe still is?) that the funding for DABA and FAMA (Downtown Arts and Business Alliance and the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, I think?) came from a compulsory fee that provided no actual voting power as to how those moneys were used. (Taxation without representation, right?)

At the same time Tucson set to killing most public funding for things like the food line that used to be downtown on Toole, next to where Solar Culture now sits. Is it way cooler to have venues and artist's studios on Toole? Definitely. But it's sickening that there's no centralized place for people to get a free meal any longer, and that the city pulled its funding and walked away from the only soup kitchen it operated. All of Tucson's soup kitchen's are now privately operated (almost entirely by churches) and only two are open to the public. (… )

While some good things disappeared and some good things struggled to continue to exist, the city opted to give free rent to Maynards (yeah, that food IS incredible.), build a new hotel at the TCC (You know those other adjacent hotels are empty most of the year, right?) and re-lay the trolley tracks three times for a streetcar of dubious need. The TCC is falling apart and can no longer attract shows, and has lacked the funding for over a decade to repair its own equipment, but all the funding went elsewhere. A lot of it directly into the hotel in the TCC's parking lot.

Having been an employee of Tucson Parks and Rec's Events and Theater Services Division I watched from the inside as the City of Tucson slowly defunded what was longtime hailed as the city's most successful recreation program. In its heyday E&TS recreated over a million people a year for less money than any other program, while providing free festivals and events in parks all over the city. (I cannot fucking believe how much support the El Rio golf course has right now... any idea how expensive municipal golf is and how few people it serves? But anywho...) The DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center and all of the gear it held, and the crew that supported it were provided by the city at tax payer expense to support the arts and the community. That funding has all but dried up these days.

The events that are left at the Outdoor Performance Center now rent a space that is visibly crumbling, and must hire staff and bring in lighting and sound equipment to fill it. As recently as 1998 the city invested time and dollars to purchase a sound system that fit the space, and to refit the auditorium with diffusion panels designed by Mr Mark Miceli, in an effort to make the bandshell sound better than it ever had, and to keep the neighbors happy. Less than a decade later they would begin a process to destroy what could have so easily been cheaply maintained. They have opted again and again to step over a "shitty" dollar bill for a shiny new dime.

The things about Tucson that absolutely made me who I am today remain the DPC, Toxic Ranch, Skrappy's, Downtown Saturday Night, the Thursday Night Artwalk, The Outdoor Performance Center, The MUSE, Tucson Puppetworks, The Airplane Lounge, Las Sin Fronteras, The Youth Storefront, Dry River, Wingspan, The Luna Loca, The Oddvarks, Cafe Quebec, Shoe City, The Rialto, Radio Limbo, The Hoff House, The Dodge House, 7 Black Cats, The Punk House, Mr LuLu, The Sculpture Resource Center, ORTS and even and especially the filthy and disgusting Grill. The people who made all of those places exist and thrive taught me that art, music, and being of service to one another are the most important things you might ever do, because most of the rest of the world will put them last. Mr Dewey, and Mr Mark Beef are definitely counted in their numbers.

The things about Tucson that made me leave are the people who want to strangle that kind of fun out of a city, or sanitize it, and especially these people that despise the poor. One of the most shocking things I've ever seen in my life was city councilperson Carol West screaming at the newspaper hawkers at a city council meeting back in 2000, to "shut-up", and making jokes about opening more rehab centers for them to go to once they were out of jobs. This was our elected official (a democrat) plainly sponsoring legislation to get the poor and homeless off of the street because it was unsavory and hurt tourism, while barely trying to mask her contempt as she spoke vaguely of some safety issue. It is burned into my memory, that screaming.

There seems to be this false argument that you have to pick one or the other, new or old Tucson, and I just absolutely reject it. Sure, Tucson used to be a far shittier place, and some of the new sheen is welcomed, but at what cost? How could there not be room for the things that make Tucson different? And why do we favor spending money on new development of venues and restaurants over making art, music, and culture accessible to everyone and feeding our own poor and homeless? There must be a way that both Tucsons can exist.

It may be my own interpretation, but a part of "Keep Tucson Shitty" to me means don't try and whitewash over the uglier bits. Please, Tucson stop cannibalizing yourself in the name of progress. It's nice to be new and shiny and beautiful, but you have to find a way to feed your soul, too.

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Posted by Kristina's_mad on 07/24/2013 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Sanctuary

TPS, ICE, and CBP are already playing fast and loose with the rules, and have a long and storied history of ignoring legal restraints like 'probable cause' and 'reasonable suspicion'. The very fact that TPD would balk at being told that they have to treat people decently regardless of race, creed, colour, or gender identity is a giant indication that this legislation is necessary.
Perhaps if they weren't such bad actors in the community already, this kind of legislation wouldn't ever be necessary.
Physician, heal thyself.

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Posted by Psyd on 09/19/2019 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Political Punch


In all seriousness, name one thing Trump is doing to benefit Tucson?

He doesn't really seem to be able to do anything, and there are so many things that need to be done.


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Posted by JustMinn on 07/13/2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Political Punch

Sure, Bryan might come across as a flyover wasteland version of Abbie Hoffman but he should be commended for any role he played in reducing the charges against Mr. Pettway. It was an egregious assault but considering all of the surrounding circumstances jail time seems silly. Maybe Bryan can get Mr. Pettway to join him in some community service, find a common cause that they can bond over. Friendships have been forged from stranger circumstances and it would send a great message to the nation!

Anyways, I appreciate your passion if not your politics. Don't stop being true to yourself and I hope you continue to move towards unification and cooperation, that is our only way out of this mess.

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Posted by HumanBean on 07/13/2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Political Punch

Great Article!!! Bryan is one of the nicest folks that I have ever known. He contributes to our city in so many ways. Bryan assists a non-profit agency in Tucson that focuses on mental illness and donates a lot of his time. He has volunteered to teach soccer to high school kids and has done so many other kind services in Tucson, that it would take me hours to list all of Bryan's generous contributions. His kindness and encouragement truly make Tucson a better place! We can learn from Bryan, and we all need to work together to make Tucson better. I have close friends that are Democrats and close friends that are Republicans and we collectively focus on strengthening our community.

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Posted by Gina Marie Rossi on 07/13/2017 at 7:24 AM

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